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Hawaii's Annual Events & Festivals

The Festive Islands of Aloha

Dive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.


Annual Events

Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.


Food Festivals

Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.

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Sep 23 2018
Drink & Play for Dry Forest!
Hawaii

Beer, Bites & Bocce

Occurs on: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 11:30am - 6:00pm
Summary

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative's 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Tournament held at Anna Ranch in Waimea on Sunday, September 23rd. Join us for another year of fabulous food, fantastic beer, and friendly competition! General admission includes access to our complimentary food booths featuring a diverse [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jen Lawson
  • Contact Organization: Waikoloa Dry Forest Initaitive
Sep 25 2018
' Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Kauai

' Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Sep 26 2018
Doug & Sandy McMaster
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Aloha Music

Occurs on: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Sep 27 2018
Oahu

Creed Bratton from The Office

Occurs on: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Creed Bratton will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Besides his well-known appearances in the NBC hit show "The Office", Creed is known as a founding member of the band The Grass Roots and will be performing a mix of his music and comedy. Doors open at [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shaun
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Sep 28 2018
`Ohina at the Historic Palace Theatre
Hawaii

Ohina Short Film Showcase - Hilo

Occurs on: Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Ohina is back at the historic Palace Theatre for an evening of incredible independent films before hosting a full weekend of filmmaker workshops with our Ohina special guests. Since 1999, the Ohina Short Film Showcase is Hawaii's largest annual short film festival dedicated to gathering and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gerard Elmore
  • Contact Organization: Ohina LLC
Sep 28 2018
Kauai yoga & Peace festival
Kauai

Kauai Yoga & Peace Festival

Occurs between: Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:00am - 9:00pm
Summary

Aloha, welcome to Kauai is annual yoga and peace meditation festival! We are creating an event that promotes world wide peace! We will facilitate a beneficial change to global consciousness through a worldwide peace meditation. Come share the practices of yoga and meditation and I collective [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anya
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Yoga on the beach.com
Sep 28 2018
Doug & Sandy McMaster
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Hawaii's Sunset Music

Occurs on: Friday, September 28, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Sep 28 2018
Art with Aloha: Talk Story Demonstration - FREE - Brook Kapukuniahi Parker
Maui

Art with Aloha: Talk Story Demonstration - FREE - Brook Kapukuniahi Parker

Occurs on: Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Brook Kapukuniahi Parker

Kahalu'u, Hawai'i

A Hawaiian artist, historian, and MAMo (Maoli Arts Movement) 2017 honoree, Brook Kapukuniahi Parker has dedicated his energy into bringing our ancestors and the beauty of Hawai'i to life through art. A knowledge and love of Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
Sep 28 2018
Maui

Starry Night Cinema: EARLY MAN

Occurs on: Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “Early Man.” Gates open at 5:30 Come early and enjoy preshow entertainment and an art activity for the kids prior to the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep 29 2018
Seafood & a Sunset
Oahu

Loko Ea Fishpondʻs Seafood & a Sunset

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Summary

This past summer, Mālama Loko Ea Foundation – a dynamic non-profit dedicated to Loko Ea, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond - kicked off ʻAmapō Ea, our first capital campaign!  As part of our campaign, Mālama Loko Ea Foundation (MLEF) is excited to announce our 1st culinary fundraising event, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Doreen R. Rowena E.
  • Contact Organization: Loko Ea Fishpond